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Mission Devotional - January 25, 2016

Set me free, Lord Jesus, from all of my misguided ways of being and seeing. Break the chains that bind me, and destroy my patterns of sin and darkness and death. Set me free, Lord Jesus, for when you do, I will be free indeed. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - January 24, 2016

Father, my life, in so many ways and at so many places, seems shackled and bound. Help me to find freedom and liberty in you this day. ("Disciplines for the Inner Life" by Bob Benson and Michael W. Benson)...

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Mission Devotional - January 23, 2016

Father, I love You Whom I do not know, and I embrace You Whom I do not see, and I abandon myself to You Whom I have offended, because You love in me Your only begotten Son. You see Him in me, You embrace Him in me, because He has willed to identify Himself completely with me by that love which brought Him to death, for me, on the Cross. ("Thoughts in Solitude" by Thomas Me...

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Mission Devotional - January 22, 2016

I ask you, Lord Jesus, to develop in me, your lover an immeasurable urge towards you, an affection that is unbounded, longing that is unrestrained, fervor that throws discretion to the winds! The more worthwhile our love for you, all the more pressing does it become. Reason cannot hold it in check, fear does not make it tremble, wise judgment does not temper it. ("The Fire...

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Mission Devotional - January 21, 2016

Lord God, we confess: our lifestyles are too busy, our focus self-centered, and our world is consumed with fear, greed, and pride. Sometimes, Lord, we react to the pains of others with a flippant "who cares?" Yet, in our more receptive times, when Your Voice calls to our innermost beings, we know with absolute certainty two things we desperately need: To be loveā€¦and to l...

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Mission Devotional - January 20, 2016

God unto whom all hearts are open and unto whom every will speaks, and from whom no secret thing is hidden, I pray You to cleanse the intent of my heart with the ineffable gift of Your grace, that I might perfectly love You, and worthily praise You. Amen. (The Cloud of Unknowing)...

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Mission Devotional - January 19, 2016

Deliver us when we draw near to you, O God, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind: grant that with steadfast hearts and kindled affections, we may worship you in Spirit and in Truth. Amen. ("Venite" by Robert Benson)...

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Mission Devotional - January 18, 2016

God of all that is good and just, grant us courage to walk the path of faith with integrity and wisdom to rely on you to guide our feet toward the level ground of vital Christian community. Test us where we think we are strong, and strengthen us where we know we are wavering. Above all, create in us pure hearts given fully to love of your truth. Amen. ("A Guide to Prayer f...

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Mission Devotional - January 17, 2016

Grow, dear friends; but grow, I beseech you, in God's way, which is the only effectual way. See to it that you are planted in grace, and then let the divine Husbandman cultivate you in His own way and by His own means. ("The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith)...

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Mission Devotional - January 16, 2016

Lord Jesus, help me to live my life this day as a son rather than a slave. Do not let fear turn me into something I am not any longer, but help me to know that I am a beloved of the Father. Amen....

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